I have been reading CJane for quite a while now, funny, insightful, witty, real. Some of you may not understand the "blog connection" where you read someone's blog regularly and you start to feel like you know them, even if you have never met them. I mean, after all, a blog is a pretty intimate gaze into the life of someone else. I have to admit, I have several of these kinds of "relationships" and I don't feel funny about them.. I mean, that is why their blog is there... To connect with people, to share, to spread joy, love, creativity and learning. If you haven't found that in blogging.. that is ok. Blogging is not for everyone.
I know some don't read blogs because it makes them feel bad, inadequate or inferior. They compare themselves to others in that way, but, you have to remember, blogs only say what you want them to say and I for one try not to say some things on mine. As of late, we have been going through some amazing trials. Are they blog fodder? No, but, sometimes I like not having to process all of my frustration and anger and disappointment on my blog. I mean, after all, I look like I have a pretty normal life on my blog, but I am far from that right now.
On Sunday night, I read Cjane's blog. Her sister Stephanie and her husband were in a plane crash and were still alive, but badly burned over a large parts of their bodies. This is their cute family. I am sure you can imagine how devastating this would be to them, and their small children, not to mention their family and friends. I had not read Stephanie's blog before, but read pretty much the whole thing on Sunday night, and wondered Why?? She has a beautiful family, a beautiful talent, and a beautiful outlook on life. She was letting her husband fulfill his dream of learning to fly and then this tragedy occurred.
Her family and life will be forever altered by this. Her children may not see her for months. Maybe she won't even be able to hold them for months due to her scarring and all the while, her family is full of faith, and peace and joy that she is alive and recovering.. however slowly.
Now, I ask you, why? Why a recently fueled airplane? Why crashing into a wood pile? Why them? Why together? It is hard isn't it. But, doesn't it put other things into perspective? We all have challenges in life. Some, greater than others. Let us be reminded of our blessings and let us remember others in life who are struggling and try our best to serve them and love them. If you want to help Stephanie and her family, here is how.